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Night Classes - Our Courses

Reminder to our Autumn Programme students - NO CLASSES during midterm break (Oct 31st - Nov 4th)

Autumn Programme 2022 - Registration CLOSED

All our courses have commenced so if you missed a spot, be sure to stay tuned for our Spring Programme which will commence late January/early February.

Please email nightclasses@smcn.ie if you have any queries.

A minimum number of students is required for each course to proceed.

Should a course not fill, a full refund will be given.

Participants must be over 16.

There will be no classes during the week of midterm break - 31st Oct to 3rd Nov inclusive.

QQI Courses

All our QQI courses are run in conjunction with The College of Progressive Education.

SNA Level 5- 12 Week - START DATE Monday 26th September (Enrolment closed)

Time: 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm

This course aims to develop the skills, knowledge & understanding of the role of the Special Needs Assistant and promote high quality practice among those working across the education system.

You will be required to complete 30 hours of work experience for this course, which will give you hands-on experience and enhance your overall learning experience. You will be required to secure your own work placement.

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SNA Level 6- 10 Weeks – START DATE Tuesday 27th September (Course not running)

Time: 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm

The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill, and competence to work effectively, under direction, with young children with additional needs. Moreover, this combined SNA course equips the learner in the theory and practice underpinning the education and care of those who present with special educational needs, mainly focusing on legislation.

You will be required to complete 30 hours of work experience for this course, which will give you hands-on experience and enhance your overall learning experience. You will be required to secure your own work placement.

SNA level 5 course covers the component Special Needs Assisting (5N1786) and the Level 6 course covers the component Special Needs Assisting (6N1957)

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Instalment option available.

Note: These courses are also available online at a later date & if we receive insufficient numbers for the classroom-based course, students have the option of joining the online course.

Language Classes

Business Chinese for Beginners – 10 weeks – START DATE: Monday 3rd October(Course not running)

Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Broaden your linguistic skills with our new Chinese course! This course aims to cover the sound system of Madarin Chinese (Pinyin) & will include vocabulary & sentences relating to the following: names, nationalities, numbers, date, time, age, family, daily activities, jobs, ordering food & drinks, etc, with an emphasis on useful & well used expressions for business. You will also learn to understand how characters are constructed.

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French for Beginners – 10 Weeks – START DATE Tuesday 4th October

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Prepare for your French holiday with our beginner’s class. Improve your understanding of the basics of French with a qualified language teacher & enjoy the learning experience in a relaxed atmosphere. This course is ideal for those who have completed the classes in our Autumn programme or for those who have the basics of French & want to improve on those basics.

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Irish for Beginners – 10 weeks– START DATE: Tuesday 11th October Note change of start date & course length

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

This course is suitable for parents or adults who'd like to develop their basic Irish skills. The focus will be on developing confidence and fluency in speaking the language, along with comprehension & expansion of vocabulary. Ideal for adults who wish to improve their basic command of the Irish language or for those who would like to help their child/children with primary school Irish.

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Italian for Beginners – 10 weeks – START DATE: Tuesday 4th October

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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Italian - Intermediate – 10 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 5th October

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

For students who have had an introduction to the Italian language or those who feel they are a bit rusty!

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Polish for Beginners – 10 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 5th October (Course not running)

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Prepare for your Polish holiday with our beginner’s class. This course aims to give students a introduction to the Polish language with focus on conversation. Learn the basics with a native speaker & enjoy the learning experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Spanish for Beginners Plus (A1) – 10 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 5th October SOLD OUT

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Ever wanted to take up a new language but never found the time? Make time now with our beginner’s Spanish where you can expand on your “gracias” & “buenos dias” to include more of the phrases you need to get by on your next Spanish holiday! Delivered by a native Spanish speaker, enjoy learning this hugely popular language in a relaxed & fun atmosphere.

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Sport, Health & Fitness Classes

Hatha Yoga – 10 weeks – START DATE: Monday 3rd October

Time - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Enjoy this weekly one hour class, the practice of breath, body & mind, with our experienced instructor. In the interest of health & safety, students are required to bring their own mat.

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Kundalini Yoga (mixed level) – 10 weeks – START DATE: Tuesday 4th October

Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm

A form of yoga that involves chanting, singing, breathing exercises, and repetitive poses, the purpose of which is to activate your Kundalini energy, or shakti. This is a spiritual energy that’s said to be located at the base of your spine. As Kundalini yoga awakens this energy, it’s supposed to enhance your awareness and help you move past your ego. Sometimes, the practice is also called “yoga of awareness.”

In the interest of health & safety, students are required to bring their own mat.

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Neuro Yoga – 10 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 5th October NEW

Time: 7 pm - 8 pm

Re-train Your Brain with Neuro-Yoga

The Human Brain has 100 billion neurons. Each neuron is connected to 10,000 other neurons.

The Brain is the most complicated object in the Universe, and it is this intricately, amazing organ that we connect with in Neuro-Yoga. We connect with the many neurons and neural pathways through neuro-muscular co-ordination and movement, focus and concentration practices, balancing exercises, hand-eye co-ordination, mental/mind exercises, and through these challenges we slowly change the neural pathways to become more co-ordinated, balanced, focused, mindful, aware, conscious.

If you’re not sure, why not try the first class for FREE to see if it’s for you - simply email nightclasses@smcn.ie to express your interest in attending.

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Pilates SOLD OUT

This exercise regime, typically performed on a floor mat aims to improve flexibility and stability by strengthening the muscles, especially the torso-stabilizing muscles of the abdomen and lower back.

In the interest of health & safety, students are required to bring their own mat.

Men Only Pilates – 10 weeks - START DATE: Tuesday 4th October NEW - SOLD OUT

Time – 7 pm to 8 pm

Our new men only Pilates class commences this term. Maybe now is the time to focus on your flexibility by giving those muscles some strenghtening.

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Pilates (mixed level) – 10 weeks - START DATE: Tuesday 4th October SOLD OUT

Time – 8:15 pm to 9:15 pm

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Ballroom & Latin Dance – 8 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 5th October NEW

Time - 8 pm to 9 pm

This new & exciting dance class run by Emma Doyle, a ballroom dancer with years of experience will give you the chance to try all those dances you see on Strictly! Learn the Waltz, Tango, Chachacha, Quickstep, Jive & Samba in this class that neither requires previous experience nor a partner! Bring yourself along & let the rhythm get you!

If you’re not sure, why not try the first class for FREE to see if it’s for you - simply email nightclasses@smcn.ie to express your interest in attending.

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Zumba – 10 weeks – START DATE: Monday 10th October

Time - 7 pm to 8 pm

A popular fitness programme that combines Latin & international music with dance moves. A great way to get fit whilst having fun - sure how could you not move to music? Suitable for all levels.

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Zumba Gold – 10 weeks – START DATE: Monday 10th October NEW

Time - 6 pm to 6:45 pm

​Zumba Gold is a modified Zumba class for beginners, active older adults & people after injuries. It recreates the original move you love at a lower intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of movement and coordination.

Benefits of Zumba Gold

  • Improved muscular strength and endurance
  • Improved cardiovascular system
  • Improved range of motion
  • Improved posture
  • Reduces depression, stress and anxiety
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • Enhance quality of life

If you’re not sure, why not try the first class for FREE to see if it’s for you.

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If you’re not sure, why not try the first class for FREE to see if it’s for you - just email nightclasses@smcn.ie to express your interest in attending.

Skills & Self Development

Oil Painting – 6 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 5th October SOLD OUT

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

An oil painting course suitable for all, beginners, and improvers alike. The course is an enjoyable introduction to developing skills in painting with an emphasis on individual tutoring & tutor demonstrations. Tutor is an artist & an experienced facilitator.

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Drawing Class – 6 weeks – START DATE: Tuesday 4th October NEW - SOLD OUT

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Learn how to draw in a relaxed and encouraging class. Using pencil, charcoal and coloured media you will tackle a variety of subjects, at your own pace with help from your tutor, who is a practicing artist and has many years’ experience teaching art. The class is suitable for complete beginners as well as those hoping to improve existing skills. All are welcome!

A list of materials will be available at the first class, just bring yourself!

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Chess for Beginners – 10 weeksSTART DATE: Tuesday 4th October NEW

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Unleash your inner Queens Gambit.

Delighted to bring this new course which will give you a comprehensive guide on how to play chess. Participants will learn all the pieces, check and checkmate, tactics, strategy, openings, and end games. This course is suitable for beginners and lapsed players looking for a refresher course & is delivered by an experienced chess teacher.

Go on, you know you want to!

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Guitar for Beginners – 10 weeks – Monday 3rd October

Time: 8 pm – 9 pm

Ever wanted to be that person at the sing song with the guitar? This 10 week course will set you on your way so why not join us on those miserable winter Monday evenings & bring some music into your life!

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Ukulele for Beginners – 10 weeks –Monday 3rd October

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Ukulele has become such a popular instrument to play. Why not join the rest & enjoy the art of playing the ukulele in a relaxed & fun atmosphere with our experienced tutor.

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Acting for Beginners – 10 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 5th October NEW

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Have you ever wanted to perform or simply escape your everyday life by creating and becoming a character? Take a step into the fascinating world of acting, work with other students to build different characters and see where they take you in this one-of-a-kind course.

"Acting 101: The fundamentals" allows students to pick up a base knowledge of the skills you need to begin your acting journey, whether that be at a hobbyist or professional level. The course provides confidence when entering a rehearsal space for the first time that you know as much as everyone else in the room. It will also be a safe place to explore your creativity while having fun and learning the craft of acting.

Aaron Lockhart will be your guide on this journey. A current industry professional with over 16 years of experience in Shows like “Fair City”, “Red Rock” and the award-winning film “Herself”, he can confidently guide you in the right direction if you would like to pursue a future in acting as well as keeping the classes incredibly fun and engaging if you would just like to join your local theatre group.

Remember we get to play pretend in this class, always respect the craft of acting but never forget the fun of the work.

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Write Your Memoir– 8 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 5th October NEW

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

'We all have a story'.

This course, facilitated by Maura O’Neill, will help you discover your voice; drawing from your life's experiences to craft a memoir to engage you as a writer and your readers.

Maura is a retired teacher of English and a part-time journalist, who recently published her memoir “Leaving To Go Home”. Her careers have also included work as a presenter and reporter in RTE Radio 1 and local radio. She is a member of Bealtaine writing group and has also published a poetry collection.

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Wednesday Crochet for Beginners – 8 weeks – START DATE: Monday 12th October

New class due to popular demand

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Due to popular demand we are running a second crochet class with tutor Gintare Petrikaite who has over 25 years of experience.

At our beginner crochet class, you will learn all the basics of crochet by completing a small project. While continuing to learn new stitches and patterns, you can choose a larger individual project to complete for the rest of the term. The class will suit total beginners as well as those who may have crocheted before but want to refresh their skills.

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Crochet for Beginners – 10 weeks – START DATE: Monday 3rd October SOLD OUT

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Back by popular demand, our wonderful crochet class with Ruth Teskey.

At our beginner crochet class, you will learn all the basics of crochet by completing a small project. While continuing to learn new stitches and patterns, you can choose a larger individual project to complete for the rest of the term. The class will suit total beginners as well as those who may have crocheted before but want to refresh their skills. Please bring along some DK yarn, a 4mm hook, a notebook and pen to the first class to get started.

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Machine Sewing for Beginners - 10 weeks – START DATE: Wednesday 5th October SOLD OUT

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Magda from MeMade by Magdalena for our very first sewing course at St Mary's College! Get creative with your sewing, or just learn how to use that machine in the corner with this passionate & inspiring tutor. This course will teach you the basics of sewing by machine & no doubt you'll discover a new passion by the end of the 10 weeks. Course numbers limited to 8 to ensure tutor time for all students.

Own sewing machine will be required for this class along with some basic materials (scissors, measuring tape, pins etc.) The course fee includes some material for the first 2 classes.

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IT Courses

Microsoft Office Specialist – Do you feel the need to improve your Microsoft Excel skills? Well now you can!

This term we are running an 8-week course covering Microsoft Excel where students will receive guidance on all aspects of the Excel package with a view to improving proficiency. Run by an experienced tutor, students can learn in a comfortable & relaxed environment.

Excel - 8 weeks – START DATE: Monday 3rd October

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

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NON - ADULT Education Class

(Please use contact details below if you are interested in this class)

At Searsol we provide high quality touch typing classes for children from the age 8 and upward in our Naas centre. Our tutor is highly professional and delivers the course in a positive environment.
Each student works at their own pace and learns the skill of touch typing using our own uniquely developed programme . Our typing classes suits children that have a learning difference such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia (DCD) or struggles with handwriting that need to learn how to type for their exams. The classes are on Tuesday 4:30pm or 5:30 pm in St Mary's College Naas.
Why not experience the course first hand yourself?
Take our First session free trial, click here to avail of this offer.
Alternatively you ring us on 01-6303384.
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